Monday, August 26, 2013

A Tree Against the Sky

Tree, sky, drawing, graphite, dark sky, nocturne
Tree, Sky Sketch Katherine Kean 2013
graphite approximately 9 x 9 inches

 Georges Rouault said, "A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human."

I've always thought so, and think the same of mountains, plains, rivers, and oceans.

"Here is the deepest secret nobody knows.
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
And the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide.
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart.
I carry it in my heart."
E E Cummings 


4 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

i agree with you and George about trees...i can look at them all day, they are SO magnificent!!

love that poem!!!!

Katherine Thomas said...

Beautiful drawing, and beautiful words. Thank you for this post this morning. :)

Jean Spitzer said...

Beautiful tree portrait. Beautiful sky.

Katherine Kean said...

Kathryn, trees surely are.

Katherine, thanks - it's my pleasure!

Thank you Jean.